Kurt Hummel is Glee. His story, his triumphs, his journey: they are the true heart of this show, and even though he was wildly underused this year, I think the writers know that to be the truth. And so his most important relationship, his engagement, his wedding, it deserves more than to be shoehorned into a jam-packed finale. “Endgame” seems like the silliest thing to me because people act like it’s science or something, but Kurt Hummel is Glee‘s endgame. And I think Kurt Hummel’s wedding is the way this show will end its era. And we deserve that, don’t you think? We deserve to see Kurt and Blaine reconnect in every way, we deserve to see Kurt and Blaine carve out their lives in New York, individually and together. And Kurt deserves to have some autonomy, some say in the when and how and where of his engagement. ‘Cause once he says yes to Blaine Warbler, ain’t nobody running away from the altar.
With Glee, for example, Murphy came into a recent meeting and declared, “I’m obsessed with ‘At the Ballet’ from A Chorus Line, and I want Sarah Jessica Parker to sing it during some kind of blackout, where the kids get back to basics.” Then it was up to the writing staff to figure out how to make that work. Sometimes Murphy’s plot instructions are a little more esoteric; he’s been known to come into a room and say things like, “I’m obsessed with the color orange right now. Figure out a way we can do a tribute to orange.